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Union PacificThe Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present$
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Maury Klein

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195369892

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.001.0001

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The Shaking Out

The Shaking Out

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Union Pacific

Maury Klein

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the impact of the merger between Burlington Northern Railroad and Santa Fe Railroad. The merger triggered yet another shaking out of the railroad industry that ultimately boiled the so-called Super Seven Class I railroads down to the Final Four—two in the West and two in the East. Formally created in September 1995, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe became the nation's largest system. However, Union Pacific Railroad was already at work to reclaim that title. It struck an agreement to merge with Southern Pacific Railroad even as it continued to digest the Chicago & North Western Railroad acquisition.

Keywords:   merger, Burlington Northern Railroad, Santa Fe Railroad, railroad industry, Super Seven Class I railroads, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Union Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad, Chicago & North Western Railroad, acquisition

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